We started Day 2 of TIFF 2019 at Pusateri’s, a lovely grocery/eatery under Sak’s Fifth Avenue in Eaton Center. Admittedly, we thought our movies were just going to be okay at best. They can’t all be Green Book.
Our first screening was Military Wives at the Elgin Theater. What a surprise! It is a charming movie based on the actual military wives’ choirs that have sprung up all over the world. The storylines were sweet and realistic, showing how different families cope when their spouses are deployed and much they depended on each other for support. In the Q & A it was revealed that the Colonel’s house in the film is the actual that the first choir had their first meeting.
Our Rating for “Military Wives”
TIFF Q&A for “Military Wives”
I have always like Bryce Dallas Howard (Rocketman) so our second screening was her debut feature length documentary, Dad’s. Again, we were really pleasantly surprised. The anticipated celebrities and comedian’s that she interviewed didn’t disappoint. The addition of stay at home dad’s from around the world was delightful. A movie that should be seen by all teenage boys and potential fathers.
Our Rating for “Dads”
“Dads” Q&D TIFF 2019
My Life as a Comedian (En komikers Uppväxt )
After running over to Fusaro’s for veal parmigiana, we ended our evening at the ScotiaBank Theater with the Swedish film, En komikers uppväxt (My Life as a Comedian). A coming of age film set in the 70’s that delves into the traumas and lifelong scars from mean tweens, their victims and those in the middle. I thought this movie was well done, but the subject matter was very hard.
Our Rating for “My Life as a Comedian”